"Washington's hawks seem to be doing all they can to provoke Iran into a conflict"
This would not be the first time our BULLY MENTALITY cause many united States American to die for our corrupt government officials and NOT for our nation.
Every country, even our enemies --especially our enemies -- possess every right and duty to defend themselves against their enemies, even if their enemies are us.
The article claims, "a US drone flying extremely near or, in fact, in Iranian air space provide a preview of how such a war might begin."
The united States foreign, trade and war policy is short, At least the lawful policy is short. In fact, I will quote it entire content here:
"We must...hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends."
When it come to trade (a slightly different topic than war) nations should trade technology and not products. A business that produces a product should build a plant in the foreign country and employ locals to work the factory, then sell the products in accord with that county's economy. Same in these united States of America.